Best Locations for student accommodation
- New maiden
Rents ranges between £90 -£130 per week depending on location
Average agent fees
Generally around £120 per tenant.
Living in the area
There is a university bus service which is free of charge and runs between the main campuses and some halls of residence. There are also many local bus routes including 85/K3 to Kingston Hill and several train stations including Kingston, Norbiton and Surbiton which are close to campuses and halls of residence. As a student you are eligible for discounts on local services and it is well worth obtaining a student Oyster card as it is likely you will be a regular user of public transport. These cost just £5 and can save you up to 30% on your travel expenses.
To find out more about public transport in London visit the following site:
Even with student discounts, public transport may be a killer on your bank account and so if you haven't already, it may well be worth getting hold of a bike as it can be a very cheap way to travel.
Local Shops and Restaurants
There are a number of reasonably priced shops and restaurants close to the university, catering for everyone's taste. Visit the following site for more information at: www.locallife.co.uk/kingstonuponthames
The night life is awesome as Kingston is full of students and so there are many venues offering cheap drinks! There are many clubs including the indie Bacchus along with Oceana.
Visit the following sites for more info:
Places Worth Visiting in London
Camden Town: unique place, with unique people and a wide variety of shops well worth a visit, especially at weekends and a very popular student area with good night life.
Tube: Camden Town (tube stop closed on Sundays afternoon)
Canary Wharf and the City: If you like modern architecture and skyscrapers, this is a must see. Contains some of the tallest buildings in Europe and if you are into modern architecture and skyscrapers then you should certainly pay a visit here. Probably better to visit during the week, as the streets tend to be very quiet during the weekends.
Tube: Canary Wharf (take the DLR from Bank), or Bank and Liverpool Street for the City
Tate Modern Museum: Worth visiting at some point both for the modern art and for the amazing architecture of the museum.
Tube: Blackfriars, then take Millennium Bridge.
Covent Garden: A very large space for pedestrians and with the best street entertainers in the capital, it can be a cool place for chilling out with a drink.
Tube: Covent Garden and Leicester Square
Kensington and Chelsea: Some of the wealthiest districts in London, full of big Victorian-style houses, luxury cars. South Kensington is both the French district and the museums district and is a very friendly place, with many cafés and book shops.
Tube: Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square
Angel: A nice quiet place well worth a visit with markets and many music shops selling items you'll never find elsewhere.
Oxford Street and Regent Street: Known as London's ‘Champs Elysées', with a range of fashion boutiques and always crowded.
Tube: Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus
Chinatown: A nice pedestrian location, with each entrance marked with Chinese gates and Asian-style decorations. If you're looking for Asian products, then this is the place to go!
Location: between Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square tube stops.